President Muhammadu Buhari has being accused of lopsided appointments. But what about his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan?
Some see Buhari’s nominations as being favoritism, with him giving a majority of the appointments so far to Northerners.
In response to this some have defended by saying that under Jonathan the Northerners were also not given a fair shot at major posts.
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Ex-president ran a general administration, and the incumbent leader of the nation to do the same. Competence, ability and integrity are not the sole preserve of any one region. The president should have a government that reproduces the variety of the great nation of Nigeria.
See the list of Northerners appointed under the previous government:
Vice President - Namadi Sambo, Kaduna state.
Senate President –David Mark, Niger state.
Speaker House of Reps - Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state.
Head of Service - Danladi Kifasi, Taraba state.
INEC Chairman - Attahiru Jega, Kebbi state.
Inspector General of Police - Suleiman Abba, Jigawa state.
Chief Justice of federation - Mahmud Muhammed, Taraba state.
President Court of Appeal - Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, Gombe state.
EFCC Chairman - Ibrahim Lamorde, Adamawa state.
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Chief Judge Federal high court - Ibrahim Auta, Plateau state.
National Security Adviser - Sambo Dasuki, Sokoto state.
Chief of Defense Staff - Alex Badeh, Adamawa state.
Chief of Naval Staff - U.O Jibrin, Kogi state.
Comptroller General Customs - Abdulahhi Diko, Katsina state.
Comptroller General Immigration - David Shikfu Parradang, Plateau state.
Comptroller General Prisons - Aminu A Suley, Bauchi state.
Defence Minister- Aliyu Gusau, Zamfara state.
Education Minister- Ibrahim Shekarau, Kano state.
MD Port Authority- Habibu Abdullahi, Kano state.
MD Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation – Alh Umaru Ibrahim, Kano state.
Buhari has made six new appointments on August 27, Thursday. The nominations caused uproar among Nigerians as only 25 % of Buhari’s appointments are from the south while an overwhelming 75 % are the north.